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  • Iraq: Both oil production & government formation pick-up

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: IraqIndustries: Minerals & Resources
    Real GDP is expected to rebound strongly to 2.9% this year from a 0.4% contraction in 2017 following the liberation of Iraqi territories from ISIS and the pickup in oil exports.
  • China's Sinopec weighs takeover of Gulf Keystone

    Content Types: Recent TransactionRegions & Countries: IraqIndustries: Oil & Gas
    China's Sinopec Corp is weighing a takeover of Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP.L), an oil company operating in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
  • China Machinery Engineering Corporation wins $1bn project to build power plants in Iraq

    Content Types: Recent TransactionRegions & Countries: IraqIndustries: Power/Utilities
    China Machinery Engineering Corporation wins the $1bn project to build power plants in Iraq
  • Against all odds: VC & entrepreneurship forge ahead

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: EgyptIraq...Industries: Banking & FinanceServices: Economic Research & Strategy
    Arabia Monitor's regional theme this quarter focuses on private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) in MENA, highlighting key trends and analysing the impact of recent geopolitical instability and the reduction in short term economic confidence resulting from the oil price shock.
  • Reconfiguring the Silk Road

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: EgyptIraq...Industries: Oil & GasServices: Economic Research & Strategy
    China has become more commercially and diplomatically engaged in the Middle East and North Africa region, encouraging some regional countries to look east in search of an alternative partner. Arabia Monitor's Chief Economist shares her insights with Al Ahram Weekly.
  • Opportunity amidst volatility over 2015

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesBahrain...Services: Economic Research & Strategy
    As usual, changes in business confidence at the country level were varied. Increased optimism amongst CEOs in the main oil-exporting nations, including Qatar and Kuwait, contributed to the moderate uplift in regional sentiment. We explore the reasons for cautious but high optimism in Saudi Arabia. Nations where optimism eroded included Lebanon.
  • Arabia Monitor Monthly Issue #25 (May 2015) - Resilience amidst a decisive storm?

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: EuropeBahrain...Services: Economic Research & Strategy
    In the May MENA monthly, Arabia Monitor sheds light on the main developments that have taken place throughout the Middle East this past month. Our lead story is that of Yemen – the Arab world's poorest country. 
  • Islamic Finance: Rapid growth ahead

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesChina...Industries: Banking & FinanceServices: Economic Research & Strategy
    How have global Islamic banking assets grown and what proportion does MENA, and particularly the GCC, constitute? What catalysts are encouraging growth in the industry?
  • GCC-India: pockets of opportunity – MENA outlook 2015 Q2

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesEgypt...Industries: Oil & GasServices: Economic Research & Strategy
    This quarter, Arabia Monitor conducts an analysis of the growing relations between the GCC and India with a focus on energy and merchandise trade, FDI and remittances as well as the existing barriers to investment.
  • Crude Oil & the Middle East: rainy days test resilience across the board – MENA Outlook 2015 Q1

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BahrainIraq...Industries: Oil & GasServices: Economic Research & Strategy
    The Arabia Monitor team is delighted to share with you our Q1 2015 MENA Outlook, as we turn the page on a year of riveting developments in our region, and brace ourselves for the next one! Our regional theme this quarter focuses the underlying factors shaping Saudi Arabia’s current oil price strategy as well as the price impact on major energy producers and importers.

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